Mr Keith R Jones

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Intel rewrites rebates rules: ECJ requires economic assessment
European Union | 21 September 2017

In its recent ruling on the European Commission's 500-page Intel decision, the European Court of Justice revisited 40 years of jurisprudence as to when a dominant company's rebate scheme may be abusive. Though not a final decision, the case marks a potentially major departure from the arguably form-based approach to rebates advocated by the European Union's lower court.